Skinny Puppy, after finding out that their music has been used by the US for interrogation purposes, has sent them an invoice for... wait for it... $666,000.
Hungarian everything-core outfit Subscribe have debuted "Gazing" from their upcoming album This Moment Will Soon Be Gone.
...is the name of the The Weaks' new EP! You can stream it over at Brooklyn Vegan.
Check out "Five of Everything" from 311's upcoming album Stereolithic.
Noisey says yes. Check out some Philly punk acts at the link. I only know of Modern Baseball myself, so I'm in for some schooling.
You can download another new single from Those Mockingbirds over at Soundcloud. "A Ballad from Hell" is taken from their as-of-yet-untitled new album.
Sometimes it's very long. It can go on and on. But it's very awesome.
Zach Garren of Strawberry Girls took advantage of Death Grips' release of the stems of their last two albums and mashed them up with Macklemore. While it was originally a joke, the results aren't half bad.
Fans of I, The Mighty and HRVRD may enjoy The Orphan, The Poet, who have just released their new single, "Starlight".
Post-rock outfit ...Of Sinking Ships (ex-Hopesfall and HRVRD) have released the lead single "I Set Sail on the Winds of Renewal" from their Broken Circles debut The Amaranthine Sea. Listen below.
Check out Chimaira's video for "Wrapped in Violence" below. They're also on tour, with dates underneath the video.
01/30/14 Worcester, MA The Palladium (Upstairs)
01/31/14 Wilmington, DE Mojo 13
02/01/14 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance (16+)
02/04/14 Amityville, NY Revolution (16+)
02/05/14 Pittsburgh, PA Altar Bar
02/06/14 Reading, PA Reverb
02/07/14 Jacksonville, NC Hooligan's
02/08/14 Fayetteville, NC The Drunk Horse Pub
02/09/14 Charlotte, NC The Casbah @ Tremont Music Hall
02/11/14 Knoxville, TN NV Nightclub (18+)
02/12/14 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
02/14/14 St. Petersburg, FL The State Theatre
02/15/14 Pensacola, FL Vinyl Music Hall
02/17/14 Broussard, LA The Station (18+)
02/18/14 Shreveport, LA Riverside Warehouse (21+)
02/21/14 Kokomo, IN Center Stage
02/22/14 Louisville, KY Diamond Pub & Billiards (18+)
02/23/14 Newport, KY Thompson House (18+)
Chiodos will be releasing DEVIL on April 1. The full-length is the first album with fully-reformed original lineup plus Thomas Erak of The Fall of Troy and Just Like Vinyl. You can check a new song, "Ole Fishlips is Dead Now" over at Alternative Press. Bonus album art and tracklist.
There's lots of great emo being released in January and February this year, most from Topshelf Records. Prawn are dropping a split with Joie De Vivre, and you can listen to their new song "Why You Always Leave a Note" below. Dreary, dreamy, post-rock drenched emo. Get sad.
We have featured the excellent Canadian progressive metal band previously, so you should already know why we have kept tabs on them. Well, now the once-instrumental group has picked up a voice and is set to release the cleverly-titled A Voice Within on March 4th. I've had the chance to hear the full album, and I think you all are in for a treat. I won’t give away too much, but the addition of vocal chords to the band’s repertoire really rounds out the group. Fans of modern progressive metal should save a place in 2014’s top ten for A Voice Within.
Yeah, it’s that good. I had the chance to discuss the year that was with guitarist/songwriter Aaron Marshall and new vocalist Mike Semesky. They gave me their “best of” list, which you can see below.
In no particular order:
1. Protest the Hero- Volition
2. Letlive- The Blackest Beautiful
3.Bastille- Bad Blood
4. Misery Signals- Absent Light
5. Justin Timberlake- The 20/20 Experience
6. TesseracT- Altered State
7. Northlane- Singularity
8. Tilian Pearson- Material Me
9. Karnivool- Asymmetry
10. The Dillinger Escape Plan- One of Us Is the Killer
Do you agree or disagree with this list? Let us know in the comments. The band is headed out across 'Murica with Protest the Hero, Battlecross, and The Safety Fire this spring. Check the dates here.
Norwegian sludge-infested post-hardcore troupe Wolves Like Us has released the first single from its upcoming sophomore record. Black Soul Choir is set to be released on March 4, 2014 in North America. "I Don't Need To Be Forgiven" is decidedly excellent, showcasing an improvement on the band's interesting mixture of 90s post-hardcore and stoner/sludge. There is also that fun-lovin' rock element that fellow-countrymen Kvelertak have down pat. Let us know your thoughts in the comments, where you can also view the video.
Tool have announced that they will embark on a brief West Coast tour. The tour is scheduled to take place in early March.
3/4 Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena
3/6 Portland, OR @ Moda Center
3/7 Eugene, OR @ Matthew Knight Arena
3/9 Reno, NV @ Reno Event Center
3/11 San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
In celebration of Rave Tapes, Mogwai have bottled 9 year-old scotch whisky because
Diamond Youth have debuted "Red Water" from their upcoming EP Shake. The track sounds a little like Muse played through the speaker system of a haunted house.
Indie rockers Nai Harvest have released two songs from their upcoming EP Hold Open My Head, due out March 4 on Topshelf Records.
Intervals have released a second new song from their upcoming debut full-length. Listen to "The Escape" below. A Voice Within drops March 4.
Get your hardcore fill with the new video for "Hard Lessons" from Terror below.
As part of Sumerian Records' huge Youtube playlist of their releases, you can find Periphery's new EP Clear in its entirety. Misha's part is particularly grand.
Rise Records own Issues has released its first single from the upcoming debut full-length. "Never Lose Your Flame" is a definite step up from the material on the band's previous EP, showcasing a much more melodically-focused sound. Hopefully it's a portent of things to come. You can stream the track in the comments.
Issues is set for release on February 18th via Velocity/Rise Records
RIYL: Hands Like Houses, Woe, Is Me